The fact is
You can eat whatever you want and lose weight.
It's all about energy balance.
If you eat more calories than what your body can burn in a day, you'll be putting on weight.
If you eat a 1,200 kcal burger meal and drink a couple of beers, you probably shouldn't really be having anything else during the day if you're aiming for weight loss.
It's all about balance.
If you over eat today, you'll need to take it easier over the next couple of days and you'll be ok. It is, however, completely possible for your diet to consist of just crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks - while you still lose weight. You'll just need to eat fewer calories that what your body can burn. With such poor quality food it's not a lot of food though.
Also, for your health's sake it's obviously always better to choose your food wisely - ideally you'd get plenty of protein, some good fats (avocado, oily fish, nuts...) and quality carbs in you every day.
"Dirty food" (the kind that makes you fat easily) is very nutrition dense (lots of kcal in a small amount) and doesn't keep you full for very long. And that's why so many of us struggle with weight control.
I just want to make sure everyone who follows this blog has seen this.
In this video Jamie Oliver shows kids how most commercial nuggets are made. It's a disgusting process - this kids' favourite food includes all the leftovers of a chicken that no one would normally otherwise eat.
The sad, sad, sad news is that after witnessing the process, the kids still would eat the product. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON???
Sigh.... Please, please try to eat real food as often as you can. By this I mean clean products where you'll know for sure what's gone into it. It's not difficult or expensive. But it's so much better for your body.
The prettier the processed food you eat, the more shite has probably gone into making it.
Your body becomes easily addicted to unhealthy foods. Many processed foods act like heroin in your system - without realising you're grabbing onto unhealthy foods because your body craves them. It's time to put an end to this. Depending on what your eating habits have been like so far, it might take up to a couple of weeks for your body to get detoxified and stop craving those foods that add inches to your waistline.
The cleaner your food, the better you'll feel.
Check those food labels and aim to recognise at least 90% of the ingredients listed!